Ten Books With My Favourite Colour On The Cover/In The Title

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

I really like the prompt this week! It’s all about book with our favourite colour either on the cover or in the title. My favourite colour is pink and I especially like pastel pink!

I haven’t necessarily read these books, they’re just pink covers I’m aware of! 🙂

I’ve seen this book around and I think I want to read it!

I hadn’t heard of this book before but I love the pink-y hue.

I love this edition. So beautiful! ❤

This is such a simple cover but it makes such a statement.

I love a purple-y pink. I’m reading this soon and I’m super intrigued!

Pretty, pretty colours. I love this book cover!

I really enjoyed this book. It’s about a girl who was disfigured after a tragic accident.

I love the colours used on this cover. The story is super cute too.

I love simple and a touch of pink!

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

I adore this pop of pink!

What did you do for your list this week? Leave me a link and I’ll stop by!

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Ten Diverse Characters In Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Feature Characters… and the option was down to us! I decided to go for books that featured diverse characters as I’ll all about diverse representation in literature.

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

George- Alex Gino

George

This is one of my favourite middle grade reads EVER. I think it’s adorable. The voice is just perfect.

None Of The Above- I.W Gregorio

None of the Above

This was an interesting read for me because the author has experience with intersex as a surgeon.

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

One of my favourite books. I couldn’t leave this off the list.

Wonder- R.J. Palacio

Wonder

Another wonderful middle grade read.

Lies We Tell Ourselves- Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

I was blown away by this book!

The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

This is getting all the praise right now and rightfully so.

The Art Of Being Normal- Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal

I had heard a lot of wonderful things about this book. It’s a fantastic read.

The Sun Is Also A Star- Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star

 

This book was so addictive. It may have instalove in, but I immediately fell in love with it too…

Noughts and Crosses- Malorie Blackman

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses, #1)

A wonderful but heartbreaking read.

Bird- Crystal Chan

Bird

I think Bird is such a unique read.

What have you put on your list this week? Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters. I could mention so many wonderful books that do this, so it’s been incredibly hard to narrow it down!

Undone- Cat Clarke

Undone

This book has diverse characters and deals with suicide. I was absolutely blown away by this book, especially the ending. Oh my goodness!

A Kiss In The Dark- Cat Clarke

A Kiss in the Dark

There is a big secret involved in this story, but I don’t want to give it away. You’ll just have to read it to see why it’s got diverse characters!

Stronger Than You Know- Jolene Perry

Stronger Than You Know

This book features a wonderful character who goes through so much and grows massively throughout the course of the story. I will always recommend this book!

Golden Boy- Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy

This is another diverse and bloomin’ wonderful book. It revolves around an inter-sex character.

Gracefully Grayson- Ami Polonsky

Gracefully Grayson

A beautiful story which deals with prejudice and ignorance!

The Art of Being Normal- Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal

This book was recommended to me by several trusted book bloggers. I could see why. I think it’s a fabulously diverse book which has a transgender character at the heart of the story.

Pointe- Brandy Colbert

Pointe

I absolutely adored this book. The main protagonist is dealing with serious issues. It’s so well written!

My Heart and Other Black Holes- Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes

This book deals with mental health/suicide in an incredibly raw, honest manner.

She Is Not Invisible- Marcus Sedgwick

She Is Not Invisible

Marcus Sedgwick’s book has a character who is living without sight. I think this is a beautifully written book.

Lies We Tell Ourselves- Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

This book involves race and LGBT. It’s wonderful.

What are your Top Ten books with diverse characters/diversity? Feel free to leave a link to your top ten post and I’ll stop by!

The Art of Being Normal

The Art of Being Normal

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Two boys. Two secrets.

David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl.

On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year eleven is definitely not part of that plan.

When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long…

Thoughts:

I picked up The Art of Being Normal because of recommendations from bookish friends and also because the synopsis immediately intrigued me! I knew I was going to enjoy this book because it comes so highly recommended by people who I really trust when it comes to my reading tastes! I thought The Art of Being Normal was an amazing read which I know I will be recommending to many bookish friends!

The Art of Being Normal centres around two characters David and Leo. David and his two best friends are the only people to know his secret. David has wanted to be a girl since he was younger. David is having trouble telling his family how he feels. He’s not ready to tell them and the rest of the school who already know that he’s different to the rest of them. David meets Leo on Leo’s first day at Eden Park School. Leo has had to leave his old school and no one knows the full story. They think it’s because he’s been violent. Leo certainly has an air of mystery around him. When Leo stands up for David, David becomes very intrigued about Leo’s story and wants to get to know him better. They grow closer as they learn each other’s secrets.

This book addresses some really important issues. The title in itself makes you wonder what normal really is. I know I certainly don’t know, but yet in society we try and put a label on what is normal. I have really enjoyed reading books about exploring transgender and this book just adds to my collection of books that handle diverse issues sensitively. Lisa Williamson powerfully writes about the struggles that come with trying to find your identity, especially when it deviates from the ‘norm’.

One of the reasons why I loved this book so much was because it was a very British voice. I think this is an incredibly powerful piece of UKYA and is an incredibly accomplished debut novel.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A powerful debut about transgender!

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are our Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR. I managed to read 4 books from my Winter TBR and DNF two others on my list. So 6/10 is much better than I had previously done with a TBR list… I’m hoping to read the four books that I missed off my list. I have to prioritise these books as they’ve been on my TBR for AGES and I read such wonderful things about them!

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These books!!! I NEED to read them. Maybe Someday is a book that everyone says I should get to, but for some reason I never get around to it!

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend My Heart and Other Black Holes Stolen: A Letter to My Captor No Place to FallI'll Meet You There The Art of Being Normal

I know that I’m reading many of these books soon! I am so excited to read I’ll Meet You There as I adored Something Real by Heather Demetrios. I’ve also heard fantastic things about The Art of Being Normal.

Have you read any of these books? Which should I prioritise? What’s on your Spring TBR? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books I Want To Read From The Young Adult Genre

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t/Want To Read From X Genre or books you WANT to read in a particular genre..not necessarily long overdue.

My list is in no particular order and the book image goes to Goodreads!

Stolen: A Letter to My CaptorNo Place to Fall

Stolen Lucy Christopher– I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. I have a copy, but haven’t got around to reading it yet! Hopefully soon.

No Place To FallJaye Robin Brown– Again, good things heard! I just need to purchase a copy!

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendIn Honor

The DuffKody Keplinger- I’ve had this book for AGES now, but I don’t seem to be reading it! I really need to make time for it.

In HonorJessi Kirby- I’ve only read Golden from this author which I thoroughly enjoyed. I want to read more of her books!

Some Girls Are My Heart and Other Black Holes

Some Girls AreCourtney Summers- I’m yet to read something by Courtney Summers, but I have heard great things about her writing!

My Heart & Other Black Holes- Jasmine Warga– This book has been highly raved about!

I'll Meet You There The Art of Being Normal

I’ll Meet You There- Heather Demetrios– I don’t have many authors that I pre order for, but after reading Something Real, I had to pre order I’ll Meet You There.

The Art of Being NormalLisa Willamson– This book has been highly recommended by so many bloggers! I’m looking forward to getting to it as soon as I can.

The Start of Me and You Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

The Start Of Me and YouEmery Lord– I’m eagerly anticipating Emery Lord’s next book after devouring Open Road Summer. It comes out in March!

Nick and Norah’s Infinite PlaylistRachel Cohn and David Levithan– I’ve been meaning to read this for a while now!

Have you read any of these? Let me know! Also, feel free to leave a link to your list this week. This week could be another where my TBR pile expands…

 

 

Stacking The Shelves #102

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book Image to get to the Goodreads page!

NetGalley:

Me and Mr J The Last Leaves Falling Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Ooh. I didn’t notice the red theme I have going on with these books! I thought Me & Mr J had a very interesting premise. I’m looking forward to it. I have heard such good things about Sarah Benwell’s début The Last Leaves Falling. I’m reading it VERY soon. I’m excited! I wasn’t initially drawn to Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, but I’ve heard many good things from bloggers that I trust, so I’m going to give it a go!

Bought:

I got rid of some books (a lot of books this week) but naughtily enough I bought more! In my defence, I have wanted to read these books for AGES. I can totally justify it to myself! 😉

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The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) The Art of Being Normal Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

I have too much excitement for all of these books! I’m particularly looking forward to The Art of Being Normal after so many people have been raving about it! 🙂

Have you read any of these books? Which should I prioritise? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!